be knocking on heaven's door

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be knocking on heaven's door

To be dying; to be approaching or very close to death (i.e., about to be admitted into the afterlife). My grandfather fought a good fight against his stomach cancer, but I'm afraid he's knocking on heaven's door now.
See also: door, knock, on
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Not the sort of bloke, you would think, who hankers after belting out Guns 'N Roses' version of Knockin on Heaven's Door at karaoke.
Knockin On Heaven's Door has now become Cnogadh anns an Speur while If You See Her, Say Hello is Ma Thachras tu Oirre Fhein.
The man responsible for classics such as Blowin' In The Wind, The Times They Are A-Changin', Lay Lady Lay, Like A Rollin' Stone and Knockin On Heaven's Door, has been hailed as one of the most important voices of his generation.
The show was organised by Dunblane singer Ted Christopher, who took Knockin on Heaven's Door to number one to boost the anti- gun message.
Now in his early 60s, Dylan, who made his name with classics such as Blowin' In The Wind and Knockin On Heaven's Door, is becoming a regular at the venue having last played there in May 2002 and September 2000.